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The Thing morphs into a redband trailer

Sep. 19, 2011by: Paul Tassi

I'm a little skeptical about reboots of any classic horror film, and THE THING certainly qualifies in that regard. Sure in the modern era we have better CGI for monster effects, and more advanced uses of gore, but is that enough reason to remake a film? The studios certainly seem to think so.

There's a new short redband trailer for THE THING that you can check out below. It's only a minute long, but they've crammed in a few gory deaths to suit a gorehounds fix for the moment. The problem with these redband spots is that they can actually give some of the better kills away, which is often half the point of movies like this.

Check it out for yourself below and see what you make of the new blood-soaked spot.

Extra Tidbit: Sort of reminds me a touch of Necromorphs from Dead Space, but able to look fully human.
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2:45PM on 09/20/2011
The effects look great to me so far. There is clearly lots of practical stuff, enhanced with some CGI. Looks groovy to me. If they can get the tone right, jack up the suspense and they honor Carpenter's film (which it looks like they're bending over backwards to do), this could be good. I hope.
The effects look great to me so far. There is clearly lots of practical stuff, enhanced with some CGI. Looks groovy to me. If they can get the tone right, jack up the suspense and they honor Carpenter's film (which it looks like they're bending over backwards to do), this could be good. I hope.
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11:33AM on 09/20/2011
Cool flamethrower..
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10:35AM on 09/20/2011
Looks even worse than expected.
Looks even worse than expected.
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12:52AM on 09/20/2011

Well the thing is that this movie actually DOES use practical effects.

We've seen leaked pictures of some of the models. But I guess since it's not 100% practical effects, nobody on the internet is going to be satisfied.
We've seen leaked pictures of some of the models. But I guess since it's not 100% practical effects, nobody on the internet is going to be satisfied.
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10:50PM on 09/19/2011

WOW... me likie!

damn that was cool... but why was that redband?
damn that was cool... but why was that redband?
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8:15PM on 09/19/2011

I like it

I enjoyed the first couple of trailers/TV spots but I really liked this redband trailer. The effects actually look good. I'm a huge fan of the '82 Thing and can't wait to see this...plus, y'know, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
I enjoyed the first couple of trailers/TV spots but I really liked this redband trailer. The effects actually look good. I'm a huge fan of the '82 Thing and can't wait to see this...plus, y'know, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
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8:05PM on 09/19/2011
This just doesn't do anything for me at all, much like Winstead....I don't get the love for her.
This just doesn't do anything for me at all, much like Winstead....I don't get the love for her.
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6:34PM on 09/19/2011

CGI

Why does most of todays CGI look so damn fake??? Is it THAT HARD to simply use prosthetics, make-up and models as we did years ago??? I bet it's even cheaper than what CGI costs, and at least it would look legit...

I loved the 82 version and I was curious, even though there's no need for a prequel.
Why does most of todays CGI look so damn fake??? Is it THAT HARD to simply use prosthetics, make-up and models as we did years ago??? I bet it's even cheaper than what CGI costs, and at least it would look legit...

I loved the 82 version and I was curious, even though there's no need for a prequel.
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5:48PM on 09/19/2011

Thank you

for not making me put in my birthday.
for not making me put in my birthday.
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5:30PM on 09/19/2011
well that short trailer saved me 10 bucks & just makes me want to watch the original.
well that short trailer saved me 10 bucks & just makes me want to watch the original.
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5:19PM on 09/19/2011
The special effects and gore look good based on the trailer. I'm still iffy on seeing this remake/prequel, but we'll see. MEW and the direction are the deciding factors for me.
The special effects and gore look good based on the trailer. I'm still iffy on seeing this remake/prequel, but we'll see. MEW and the direction are the deciding factors for me.
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5:32PM on 09/19/2011
love your avatar man, Tremors is one of my all time favs, so underrated.
love your avatar man, Tremors is one of my all time favs, so underrated.
4:59PM on 09/19/2011
Nice. I think partly the reason universal greenlights movies like this is to use em at halloween horror nights but hey I dont mind. The thing house this year looks to be in a soundstage so it should be good. I will see if maybe I can sneak some shots in if Im lucky.
Nice. I think partly the reason universal greenlights movies like this is to use em at halloween horror nights but hey I dont mind. The thing house this year looks to be in a soundstage so it should be good. I will see if maybe I can sneak some shots in if Im lucky.
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4:44PM on 09/19/2011
I have no problem with this remake. I am a fan of MEW and The Thing, the trailers make it seem like fun, and nothing in the trailer has said this will be bad (well, except maybe what appears to be some kind of underground alien spacecraft). But if the film is fun and follows in the vein of Carpenter's film, then I have no complaints. However, I won't watch this trailer so as to not be spoiled.
I have no problem with this remake. I am a fan of MEW and The Thing, the trailers make it seem like fun, and nothing in the trailer has said this will be bad (well, except maybe what appears to be some kind of underground alien spacecraft). But if the film is fun and follows in the vein of Carpenter's film, then I have no complaints. However, I won't watch this trailer so as to not be spoiled.
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4:02PM on 09/19/2011

FINALLY ...

... some meat after those bony trailers ... :D
... some meat after those bony trailers ... :D
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3:55PM on 09/19/2011
This roast beef croissant sandwich is pretty good.
This roast beef croissant sandwich is pretty good.
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3:48PM on 09/19/2011
A reboot ? Isn't that supposed to be a prequel ? Well, a prequel can be a reboot as well, though some of the elements hinted in the trailer, show that it might actually manage to tie up with the Carpenter movie. That being said, I'll probably rent it some day.
A reboot ? Isn't that supposed to be a prequel ? Well, a prequel can be a reboot as well, though some of the elements hinted in the trailer, show that it might actually manage to tie up with the Carpenter movie. That being said, I'll probably rent it some day.
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3:09PM on 09/19/2011
I gave John Carpenter my money 3 times when his Thing remake opened in 1982 and while I have no expectations that this is going to come even close to the 82 or even the 51 version, I love monster movies and have no guilt satisfying my curiousity and checking it out. Despite Carpenter's version being one of my all time favorite films, the existence of this does not offend me nor will it tarnish Carpenter's work. If it stinks, I will forget it. If it's entertaining, I will treat it as an amusing
I gave John Carpenter my money 3 times when his Thing remake opened in 1982 and while I have no expectations that this is going to come even close to the 82 or even the 51 version, I love monster movies and have no guilt satisfying my curiousity and checking it out. Despite Carpenter's version being one of my all time favorite films, the existence of this does not offend me nor will it tarnish Carpenter's work. If it stinks, I will forget it. If it's entertaining, I will treat it as an amusing companion piece.Worse comes to worse it may make some newbies seek out Carpenter's flick and expose it to today's generation.
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7:50PM on 09/19/2011
ridiculously well said
ridiculously well said
10:57PM on 09/19/2011
*sigh* You may be right.
*sigh* You may be right.
3:04PM on 09/19/2011
Maybe. Just maybe. Although it seems hypocritical to pay money to see a film where Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in a cold climate instead of fighting the thing on a tropical island.
Maybe. Just maybe. Although it seems hypocritical to pay money to see a film where Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in a cold climate instead of fighting the thing on a tropical island.
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3:12PM on 09/19/2011
Something hot about a girl in a bikini wielding a flamethrower...
Something hot about a girl in a bikini wielding a flamethrower...
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